ERTH Food Compost Uses and Application Rates
TURF ESTABLISHMENT / SOD INSTALLATION / SOIL RENOVATION:
Incorporate 1 to 3 inches of ERTH FOOD® into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil (3-9 cuyds/1000 sqft). Use higher rate for less fertile soil.
TURF MAINTENANCE / TOPDRESSING
Broadcast 1/3 inch of ERTH FOOD® (approximately 1 cuyd/1000sqft) on established turf and rake in. For best results aerate soil prior to topdressing.
FLOWER BEDS / GROUND COVERS
Mix or rototil 1 to 3 inches of ERTH FOOD® into soil prior to planting.
TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING
Uniformly mix ERTH FOOD® with existing soil and use at a rate of 25% ERTH FOOD® to 75% soil and use as backfill for trees and shrubs.
SHRUB MAINTENANCE / MULCHING
Spread ERTH FOOD® 2 to 3 inches thick over planting areas or individual plant pits.
FIELD NURSERY PRODUCTION
Incorporate 2 to 3 inches of ERTH FOOD® into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil. Test soil pH levels where ericaceous crops are grown.
POTTING MEDIUMS / CONTAINER PLANTS
Custom blend ERTH FOOD® (1/10 to 1/3 by volume) with traditional potting mediums. Water thoroughly after planting.
TEE AND GREEN CONSTRUCTION
Blend 15-20% ERTH FOOD® with 85%-80% USGA specific sand, mix thoroughly, seed or sod.
Broadcast 1/8-1/4 inch of ERTH FOOD® on fairway, green or tee and rake/sweep debris. Topdressing after core aeration is most effective.
The rates listed above are general recommendations for use. Please consult with a horticultural professional or extension agent if you have any questions.